We Shall Not Be Moved
2021 Freedom Fund Virtual Banquet

Thursday, October 28, 2021
7:00-9:00 p.m.

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2021 Virtual Freedom Fund Banquet and Awards Ceremony
7:00 p.m. Gathering
7:15 p.m. Welcoming remarks by Jennifer Carroll Foy
7:30 p.m.  Keynote address by Leon W. Russell

Presentation of Awards & Donations
$1000 in donations to local charities
The Charles P. Monroe Civil Rights Award
The Henry L. Holmes Meritorious Service Award
The Willard W. "Woody" BRITTAIN Community Appreciation Award
Civil Rights Activist of the Year Award
Arlington Branch NAACP President's Award 

Jennifer Carroll Foy
Welcoming Speaker

Leon W. Russell
Keynote Speaker

Join us on October 28th for Arlington's biggest civil rights & social justice event of the year

Tickets

$30.00 Adults
$20.00 Youth (0-17 years old)

Deadline to Purchase Tickets
5:00 pm Thursday, October 28, 2021

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Sponsorship and Ad Deadline
5:00 pm Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Platinum Sponsor
$500.00
Includes Name, Logo on Event Website, Social Media Recognition, and 2-Minute Spotlight During Event

Gold Sponsor
$300.00
Includes Name and Logo on Event Website and Social Media Recognition

Silver Sponsor
$200.00 
Includes Name on Event Website and Social Media Recognition

$60.00 1 Page Digital Advertisement

2021 Freedom Fund Virtual Banquet Sponsors

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors!

Thank you to our Gold Sponsors!

Thank you to our Silver Sponsors!

Alex Sakes
Cragg Hines
Claire Noakes
Ginger Brown
Jenn & Mike Chick
Juliet Hiznay, Esq
Matt Royer
Millisa Gary
State Senator Barbara Favola, District 31

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Payable to: Arlington Branch NAACP #7047

Arlington Branch NAACP #7047
PO Box 4528
Arlington, VA 22204-0528

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Award Nominations

The 2021 award nomination period is now closed.

Award Descriptions

Willard W. "Woody" Brittain Community Appreciation Award
2021 Award Winner -
Macedonia Baptist Church and Lamont West, Chairman of the Trustee Ministry for the response to the Covid-19 crises
(individual or group/organization)
The Willard W. Brittain Community Appreciation Award was renamed in 2013 to honor Mr. Willard Woodson “Woody” Brittain for his many contributions to the corporate world and the Arlington community. This award is given to an individual who lives or works in Arlington, or a group/organization that has established/maintained a business within Arlington County and, through their actions and service, has contributed many hours of their time towards the betterment of Arlington County and its residents.

Charles P. Monroe Civil Rights Award
2021 Award Winner
- Brad Haywood, the Chief Public Defender of Arlington for his steadfast support for justice
(individual or group/organization)
The Charles P. Monroe Civil Rights Award honors the former County Board Chairman, Charles P. Monroe. He was a community activist engaged in increasing public participation in County government and politics. He was also an advocate for affordable housing and other issues affecting the financially disadvantaged. This award is granted to an individual or group/organization that has advocated for the civil rights of those living in Arlington County.

Henry L. Holmes Meritorious Service Award
2021 Award Winner
- Wilma Jones for the committed support to the community
(individual or group/organization)
The Henry L. Holmes Meritorious Service Award was renamed in 2012 to honor Henry L. Holmes, the first African American elected official in Arlington. Mr. Holmes served as the Commissioner of Revenue for Arlington County from 1876 to 1903, 27 years without interruption. In addition, he was the first Worshipful Master of Arlington Lodge #58. This is awarded to an individual or group/organization that has supported the Branch, the Annual Freedom Fund Banquet, and the Arlington community for more than two years.

Esther G. Cooper Civil Rights Activist of the Year Award
2021 Award Winner
- 2020-21 Wakefield Warriors Varsity Football Team for their efforts to confront racial behaviors
(individual or group/organization)
This award is given to an individual or group/organization that is actively involved in advocating for various civil rights causes. The nominee is one who aids in the development of legislation or implementation of civil rights policies to “secure the political, educational, social, or economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons” within the Arlington County community.

Arlington Branch NAACP President's Award
(individual or group/organization)
The NAACP President’s Award is a distinguished honor given to an individual or group/organization that is “actively challenging others to embrace diversity and ensure greater opportunity for all people.” Granted at the discretion of the Branch President.

Become a Silver Life Member

Your $750 Life Membership supports the work of Arlington Branch NAACP and the National NAACP.

As a lifetime member, you'll make a difference each and every day in this fight and become part of a vibrant community of people who stand for justice and equality. NAACP relies on the commitment and dedication of our members to help us stand up to racial disparities that are still too prevalent in America. Life Membership is available for individuals, businesses, and organizations. $390 of your membership is tax-deductible.
If you become a Silver Life Membership before Wednesday, October 27, 2021, your benefits also include:
- 10 tickets to 2021 Freedom Fund Virtual Banquet
- Silver Sponsorship of the 2021 Freedom Fund Virtual Banquet

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Disclaimer

Contributions or gifts to this NAACP branch are not deductible as a charitable contribution for Federal Income tax purposes. However, organizations that purchase ads, sponsorships, or tickets for business purposes, may be able to deduct these expenses as a business expense.

Mission

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons. The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.re.

Welcoming Remarks 7:15 p.m.

Jennifer Carroll Foy is a former gubernatorial candidate and member of the Virginia House of Delegates representing District 2. Born and raised in Petersburg, Virginia, she became one of the first women to graduate from the Virginia Military Institute in 2003 where she received a bachelor's degree. She then went on to complete her master's degree from Virginia State University in 2005, and a law degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2010. Carroll Foy was a magistrate judge in Richmond before opening a practice as a public defender to focus on giving a voice to the voiceless-children, people suffering from addiction, houseless, those with mental illness, and the poor. Carroll Foy also worked as an adjunct professor at Northern Virginia Community College teaching criminal law.

Jennifer Carroll Foy

Attorney, Politician

Keynote Address 7:30 p.m.

Leon W. Russell has dedicated his life to fighting for human rights and has served on the National Board of Directors since 1990 in various roles, including Assistant Secretary, Chair of the Convention Planning Committee, and Vice Chair. His peers recognized his decades of work and leadership when they elected him as chair in 2017.

Leon W. Russell

Chair, NAACP National Board of Directors